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Compass


Directional References

All directions on the planet are calculated from the Sardar Mountains, which for the purposes of calculating direction, plays a role the same as Earth's north pole.

The two main directions, so to speak, in the Gorean way of thinking are Ta-Sardar-Var and Ta-Sardar-Ki-Var, or as one would normally say, Var and Ki-Var. Var means "a turning" and Ki signifies negation or "not." One might speak of "turning to the Sardar" and "not turning to the Sardar." Something like either facing north or not facing north.

The main divisions of the map are Ta-Sardar-Var and the other seven. Taking the Sardar as the "north pole," the other directions, clockwise as Earth clocks move (Gorean clock hands move in the opposite direction), would be, Ta-Sardar-Var, Ror, Rim, Tun, Vask (sometimes spoken of as Verus Var, or the true turning away), Cart, Klim, and Kail.


Compass Points

Kail
(Northwest)
Ta-Sardar-Var
(North)
Ror
(Northeast)
Klim
(West)
  Rim
(East)
Cart
(Southwest)
Vask
(South)
Tun
(Southeast)




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